St George’s RC Church
Mass on Sunday week was led by Father Benedict Bullem Abuo with Andrew Storey assisting him at the Altar. There were readings from Janet Clayton and Pam Berry. Offertory bearers were Jackie and Colin Massey, Cyril Murphy, Caitlin Tideswell John Storey and John Scanlon. Eucharistic Ministers were Margaret Bonsall, Cyril Murphy and Andrew Storey
The Slimming World group met on the Tuesday evening and the Rainworth Artist group held their meeting on Wednesday. The morning service on Sunday was led by Philip Shead and included readings from Peter Walpole and John Bretton. The welcome steward was Barbara Sutton and flowers decorating the church were donated by Margaret Toon who also played the organ during the service. During the afternoon a special fund raising event for McMillan nurses was held. Church members attended Farnsfield Methodists section service in the evening.
St Simon and Jude’s
Morning Prayer services were held on Tuesday and Thursday. Also on Thursday morning the Citizens Advice Bureau drop in meetings made a return with the Healthy Living group meeting in the Thursday afternoon. Later the Vestry hour was held in evening and was led by the Stephanie Smart and Marilyn Brown. Coffee shops were held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. The coffee shop is in need of volunteers, especially onThursday and Friday mornings, and an appeal went out to those who could give a couple of hours once a month. On Sunday morning flowers decorating the church were donated by Mary Spacie and Family with Birthday Memories of John, and Marjory Woollins in Memory of loved ones. The Morning Worship service on Sunday was led by Marilyn Brown assisted by Lorna Jagger. There were readings from Miranda Henshaw, Stuart Brown, and Gordon Foster, who played the organ. Prayers were led by Maureen Garner and the Rev Clare Tyack gave the sermon. The congregation were reminded that work has begun in preparation for a new venture to be held at St Andrew’s. Monthly meetings are to commence on 17th September, 3-4pm. These are to be called ‘Talk and Tea’ and are aimed at lonely, widowed, bereaved, but everyone will be made welcome. Pictures painted by Ann Lepper have been given by her family to help raise funds for St Simon and St Jude’s. They are displayed at the back of church and can be yours for a suitable donation.